Jul 17, 2024  
2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education - Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3, BSE (41-286) (4 Year Guide)

This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Semester Total: 16 Hours

Semester Total: 17 Hours

(Successfully complete MoGEA exam by end of this semester)

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Semester Total: 18 Hours

Semester Total: 16 Hours

Senior Year - Spring Semester

The courses listed for this semester constitute the professional education (student teaching) block. The student should not take any other courses during this semester.

Semester Total: 12 Hours

(All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed before this semester for enrollment in student teaching.)

Elementary Education Major (Birth - Grade 3 Option; Clinical Pathway), BS in Ed. Degree - 128 hours

  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • Courses in italics in the junior and senior years are the Clinical Pathway blocks. You will be administratively enrolled in these courses and you will self-enroll in any non-CP course you plan to take in that semester. Students pursuing the double certification clinical pathways option will have the opportunity to complete all three Junior Blocks. Please see your success advisor for course planning assistance.
  • The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is an exam required of all Teacher Education students. Students must pass all areas of the MoGEA for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students should take and successfully complete the MoGEA before completion of their sophomore year (60 earned hours). See your success advisor to discuss the classes needed to prepare for the exam.
  • Teacher Education candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for their certification area before they can student teach, and must pass it in order to be recommended for certification. Information and registration is available on the MEGA website: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.
  • See www.ucmo.edu/cert for statement and information (including application) on admission to teacher education. Full admission is required before enrollment in professional education classes and student teaching. The application for student teaching is due approximately one year in advance.